Our academics have many areas of expertise within the broad framework of Physics. From the list below, you can see the research projects currently being conducted in the School of Physics at UNSW. You can also get a sense of supervisory options if you are considering postgraduate study and research.
Our nine areas of research expertise are:
Seeing is believing: Microscopy-capable nanoscale devices for bioelectronics applications.
Quantum electronics, topological electronics and quantum computing.
Understanding Nearby Stars and their Planets.
Help unravel galaxy transformation using the MAGPI suite of state-of-the-art galaxy simulation mock galaxy observations.
Exoplanets and Brown Dwarfs.
Physics Education Research (PER).
Optical Spectroscopy and Neutron Scattering.
ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science.
Sounding stars using data from NASA's Kepler and TESS missions.
ARC Centre of Excellence in Future Low-Energy Electronics Technologies and Spontaneous spin polarisations in hole systems induced by spin-orbit coupling.
Physics Education Research for Teachers.
The Acoustics Group offers a range of graduate and honours projects in voice acoustics and music acoustics.
Testing the Standard Model: searching for new particles and applying many-body atomic physics calculations.
Physics Education Research for Future Students.
Galaxy Evolution Across Cosmic Time.
Galaxy Evolution Across Cosmic TimeAstronomy from Antarctica.
Theoretical Particle Physics.
ARC Centre of Excellence in Quantum Computation and Communication Technology.
Areas of supervision and research.
Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics.
Photonics and Optoelectronics Laboratory.
Proteins are nature's nanomachines.
Computational Condensed Matter Physics.
Theoretical approaches to living systems.
How do galaxies change with time?
Galactic archaeology with large data sets.
Earth's atmosphere and climate.
Theoretical Quantum Computing.
Quantum computation in silicon.
Diverse range of projects within theoretical physics.
Theoretical cosmology and astroparticle physics.